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A Listmania! list by Amazon Customer "The Bibliophile" (Washington, DC)
The list author says: "Try these contemporary series for YA girls. I'm not opposed to sci-fi or paranormal or fantasy (I've read all the Twilight books and am working my way through Hunger Games), but you can read about every-day girls and find a powerful story. Also, you don't have to have poor little rich girls or private school drama to have a good series, although a couple of the series listed here have those as well. I have included a few books with sequels and authors who turn out consistently good stand-alone books. These books are all for older teen readers."
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (Sisterhood of Traveling Pants, Book 1)
1.  Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (Sisterhood of Traveling Pants, Book 1) by Ann Brashares
The list author says:
  "I loved this series the first time I read it, and I continue to love it seven years later."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,162 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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The Second Summer of the Sisterhood (Sisterhood of Traveling Pants, Book 2)
2.  The Second Summer of the Sisterhood (Sisterhood of Traveling Pants, Book 2) by Ann Brashares
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (371 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Girls in Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood (Sisterhood of Traveling Pants, Book 3)
3.  Girls in Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood (Sisterhood of Traveling Pants, Book 3) by Ann Brashares
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (219 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood (The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants)
4.  Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood (The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants) by Ann Brashares
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (162 customer reviews) | 13 customer discussions

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Peaches
5.  Peaches by Jodi Lynn Anderson
The list author says:
  "These girls are the Sisterhood of the South."
$8.89   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)

The Secrets of Peaches
6.  The Secrets of Peaches by Jodi Lynn Anderson
$8.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

Love and Peaches
7.  Love and Peaches by Jodi Lynn Anderson
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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Sloppy Firsts (Jessica Darling, Book 1)
8.  Sloppy Firsts (Jessica Darling, Book 1) by Megan McCafferty
The list author says:
  "I can't think of a girl more different than me, but somehow Jessica Darling managed to make me understand her."
$10.45   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (479 customer reviews)

Second Helpings (Jessica Darling, Book 2)
9.  Second Helpings (Jessica Darling, Book 2) by Megan McCafferty
$11.88   Used & New from: $0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (217 customer reviews)

Charmed Thirds
10.  Charmed Thirds by Megan McCafferty
$11.43   Used & New from: $0.01
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (145 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Fourth Comings: A Jessica Darling Novel (Jessica Darling Novels)
11.  Fourth Comings: A Jessica Darling Novel (Jessica Darling Novels) by Megan McCafferty
$9.67   Used & New from: $0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews) | 7 customer discussions

Perfect Fifths: A Jessica Darling Novel
12.  Perfect Fifths: A Jessica Darling Novel by Megan McCafferty
$9.32   Used & New from: $0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (103 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Gingerbread
13.  Gingerbread by Rachel Cohn
The list author says:
  "This is my poor little rich girl series, but the main character doesn't stay downtrodden (or filthy rich) for long."
$14.36   Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (125 customer reviews) | 37 customer discussions

Shrimp
14.  Shrimp by Rachel Cohn
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Cupcake
15.  Cupcake by Rachel Cohn
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

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I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You (Gallagher Girls)
16.  I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You (Gallagher Girls) by Ally Carter
The list author says:
  "This is my boarding school drama series, only there girls know how to kick some butt."
$9.18   Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (283 customer reviews) | 6 customer discussions

Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy (Gallagher Girls)
17.  Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy (Gallagher Girls) by Ally Carter
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (165 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover (Gallagher Girls)
18.  Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover (Gallagher Girls) by Ally Carter
$8.89   Used & New from: $0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (153 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

Only the Good Spy Young (Gallagher Girls)
19.  Only the Good Spy Young (Gallagher Girls) by Ally Carter
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (194 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

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Lucky (Avery Sisters Trilogy)
20.  Lucky (Avery Sisters Trilogy) by Rachel Vail
The list author says:
  "I liked the twists and surprising depth I found in these characters."
$8.51   Used & New from: $0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Gorgeous (Avery Sisters Trilogy)
21.  Gorgeous (Avery Sisters Trilogy) by Rachel Vail
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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Brilliant (Avery Sisters Trilogy)
22.  Brilliant (Avery Sisters Trilogy) by Rachel Vail
$14.38   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Suite Scarlett
23.  Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson
The list author says:
  "Two books thus far, but I believe at least one more is on its way."
$8.04   Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (95 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Scarlett Fever (Suite Scarlett)
24.  Scarlett Fever (Suite Scarlett) by Maureen Johnson
$14.70   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

Lulu Dark Can See Through Walls
25.  Lulu Dark Can See Through Walls by Bennett Madison
The list author says:
  "I sure hope this Prada-wearing Nancy Drew has a couple more books in her future."
Used & New from: $1.93
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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Lulu Dark and the Summer of the Fox
26.  Lulu Dark and the Summer of the Fox by Bennett Madison
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Vegan Virgin Valentine
27.  Vegan Virgin Valentine by Carolyn Mackler
The list author says:
  "A story of one girl, and another about her niece."
Used & New from: $0.58
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)

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Guyaholic
28.  Guyaholic by Carolyn Mackler
$7.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

What My Mother Doesn't Know
29.  What My Mother Doesn't Know by Sonya Sones
The list author says:
  "A book in verse and its sequel."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (263 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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What My Girlfriend Doesn't Know
30.  What My Girlfriend Doesn't Know by Sonya Sones
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Wintergirls
31.  Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
The list author says:
  "Anderson is working on a historical fiction series, but only her stand-alone books are contemporary."
$5.72   Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (404 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Pants on Fire
32.  Pants on Fire by Meg Cabot
The list author says:
  "Cabot has a middle-grade contemporary series about a princess in hiding as well as series about a kick-boxing ghost shrink, Arthur reincarnated, a lighting-struck person-finder, an unlucky teenage witch and a body-snatching supermodel, but only her stand-alone books fit this list."
$8.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Once Was Lost
33.  Once Was Lost by Sara Zarr
The list author says:
  "Although she doesn't write series, Zarr turns out books with substance so you'll be able to read something by her on a regular basis."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)

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Glimpse
34.  Glimpse by Carol Lynch Williams
The list author says:
  "Williams is just getting started with her main-stream books, so I won't be surprised to see many more books from her in the future."
$15.10   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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Book title?? : dragon, brother and sister, young adult, dragon egg, castle, children with special powers 4 Mar 12, 2013
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Romance book about modern day witch? CAN'T REMEMBER BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 1 Jun 5, 2012
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Harry Potter similarities :) 16 May 5, 2011
Only The Good Spy Young is what this book is called and here is the cover. Just click on the link! it's adorable!!! :-) 4 Nov 22, 2010
Josh or Zach ? 16 Sep 29, 2010
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